Dario Toncich was born in Melbourne Australia in 1960 and graduated, with
honours in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, in 1983.  His
industry based research led to a Master of Engineering (by Research) from SIT
and a PhD from SUT.  Since that time, he has held industrial, academic and
research leadership positions, and has been involved in numerous research and
development programs.  After working as an industry researcher in advanced
manufacturing control systems at Zenford Ziegler, in 1988, Dr. Toncich was
appointed as the foundation research manager for the (then) recently
established Key Centre for Computer Integrated Manufacture (CIM).  In 1996,  
when the university expanded the CIM Centre into an industrial research institute
(IRIS), he went on to become the research leader in automation and control;
headed the Institute’s postgraduate research and coursework programs, and
contributed towards its strategic planning activities.  Dr. Toncich was chair of the
Institute's postgraduate research committee from 1997 to 2007, and was
responsible for the development of the Institute's "Knowledge and Innovation"
program, teaching graduate students about research commercialisation through
entrepreneurship and business planning.

Dario Toncich has authored and coauthored a number of research papers in his
field.  He has also contributed to federal reviews of national university/research
policy and expenditure.  His views on industry research and development have
been cited in government reviews and editorialized in various forums.  Dario
Toncich has supervised more than 20 Doctoral and Master’s (by research)
candidates to successful completion, and has  authored seven books, including
two on postgraduate research.  His first book on postgraduate research (
Key
Factors in Postgraduate Research - A Guide for Students) is used in universities
and research institutes as a training text, and has been in wide circulation since
its initial release in 1999.

Dario Toncich's field of research and Doctoral supervision has been in the areas
of automation and control, with emphasis on feedback signals and signature
analysis for both industrial and biomedical devices.  His views and papers on
higher education and research practice have been cited by governments and
universities and have appeared in Campus Review.

In 2007 he was appointed as the Project Manager for the University-wide
research degrees admissions project at Monash University and in 2010 he
worked as the Research Performance Analyst for the Office of the Senior
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at Monash
University, in the Research Strategy Unit.

Dario Toncich advises on university research performance and benchmarking
and postgraduate research supervision.  His regular articles on Linkedin have
thousands of followers from universities around the world.

Dario Toncich's latest book is aimed at research supervisors.  Entitled,
"Key
Factors in Postgraduate Research Supervision - A Guide for Supervisors", the
book is now available through
River Publishers.  
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